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Nutcracker in July

Richmond Ballet Studios 407 East Canal St., Richmond, VA

Escape the heat by dreaming of an enchanted snow forest and a magical Kingdom of Sweets. The Richmond Ballet Nutcracker in July open house is an opportunity for audience members, prospective students, and parents to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Ballet’s Canal Street home – and to purchase first choice of seats to The Nutcracker, take free…


Anthem LemonAid

Around Richmond

Look for traditional lemonade stands for a rewarding fundraiser. Benefits ASK and the pediatric hematology and oncology clinic at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. The RFM stand will be back at West End Farmers Market on Saturday, July 23, from 9 am to noon. Follow RFM on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for details.


WEMCA National Night Out

West End Manor Civic Association 8600 Lakefront Dr, VA

WEMCA is happy to host its 2nd annual National Night Out event. Come for an evening of community connection, food, and activities. Meet with your local police department, fire department, and rescue squad. 8600 Lakefront Dr., Henrico, 23294


Junior League of Richmond’s 17th Annual Touch a Truck Event

Richmond Raceway Complex 600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA

Touch a Truck provides the unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types, including public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping, transportation, delivery, and just plain cool — all in one place.


Halloween Carnival Festival

The Village Green at Westchester Commons 15785 WC Main Street, Midlothian, VA

With all kinds of carnival-type games, Halloween crafts, and bounce houses/slides, a $5 "All-You-Can-Play" wristband will get the little ones into all of the fun. Costume contest for ages 12 and under. Benefits Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School.


Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Westchester Commons Shopping Center 15786 WC Main Street, Midlothian, VA

Celebrate the official start of the holiday season at Westchester Commons, with the lighting of their holiday tree, Santa’s arrival, yummy treats, and hot chocolate, and more. Visit for all the details


Ballpark Warming

The Diamond 3001 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA

The Flying Squirrels and WTVR CBS 6 invite all their friends and fans to donate coats in support of Puritan Cleaners Coats for Kids program. Enjoy live music from The Hit List, hot dogs, bounce houses, monster trucks, first responder vehicles, and more. Special giveaways while supplies last.


Tree Lighting 

Stony Point Fashion Park 9200 Stony Point Parkway, Richmond, VA

Enjoy pet and kid photos with Santa, ice skating, giveaways, and festive music. Holiday Tree Lighting at 6:00 p.m.


Annual Tree Lighting

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen 2880 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen, VA

A magical holiday music performances, a toasty bonfire, and of course, a special visit from Santa to light the iconic cedar Christmas tree at The Center’s entrance.


Noon-Year’s Eve

Stony Point Fashion Park 9200 Stony Point Parkway, Richmond, VA

From Bubbles to Baubles – bring the family to ring in the NOON Year. Celebration starts in the old H&M space with music, games, and giveaways. Countdown starts just before 12:00 p.m.  


Recurring Event First Fridays

First Fridays

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA

The museum will offer free admission to the galleries, specials in the Café, access to food trucks, live music, and family-centered activities.

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